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PHOTOS: On-site scenes on the eve of Nike’s Breaking2 attempt

Photos from Friday evening (local time) in Monza, Italy, the site of the Nike Breaking2 marathon, an attempt to break the two-hour barrier.

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Friday night (May 5), or 5:45 a.m. local time on Saturday at a Formula One track outside of Milan. See the scene on the eve of the attempt just hours ahead of the time trial, in which Eliud Kipchoge, Zersenay Tadese and Lelisa Desisa, with the help of world-class pacers and innovative technology, will attempt to run 1:59:59 for 42.2K on a closed, 2.4K looped-course.

Useful Canadian Running links

The pacers
Breaking2 shoes
CR podcast on the sub-two-hour marathon attempt
The venue
Motivational Breaking2 videos
How fast is a 1:59:59 marathon?
Expert predictions + poll
Live updates

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